- a cylindrical container used in ancient Rome to hold papyrus rolls.
Origin of scrinium
< Latin scrīnium; see shrine
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Examples from the Web for scrinium
Unum scrinium argenteum deauratum, in quo reponitur crux quo vocatur la blake rode.
The Roman scrinium, or book-case, a very costly cabinet, shows how these rolls were preserved.Foot-prints of a letter carrier
When a number of rolls had to be carried from one place to another, they were put into a box (scrinium or capsa).The Care of Books
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